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King Lear

Alternative title
Tragedy of King Lear, The
Synopsis
Radio version of the play, co-produced by the Renaissance Theatre Company and BBC Radio 3. With John Gielgud in the title role. Incidental music by Patrick Doyle. Produced in celebration of John Gielgud’s the 90th birthday.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Recording date
17 Aug 1993
Transmission details
10 Apr 1994 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
195 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Glyn Dearman
Producer
Glyn Dearman; Kenneth Branagh
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Patrick Doyle
Cast
John GielgudLear
Emma ThompsonCordelia
Richard BriersEarl of Gloucester
Michael WilliamsFool
Iain GlenEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Bernard CribbinsMessenger
Bob HoskinsOswald
Denis QuilleyDuke of Burgundy
Derek JacobiKing of France
Eileen AtkinsRegan
Harry TowbServant of Cornwall
John ShrapnelDuke of Albany
Judi DenchGoneril
Kenneth BranaghEdmund
Matthew MorganGentleman
Maurice DenhamOld Man
Nicholas Boulton 
Nickolas GraceGentleman
Peter HallHerald
Robert StephensDuke of Cornwall
Sam DastorCuran
Simon Russell BealeKnight

Additional Details

Theatre company
Renaissance Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The CD is currently unavailable commercially in Great Britain (6/2009).
History
The broadcast was repeated on November 20, 1994 in the same slot.
Textual information
The full Folio text. prepared by Russell Jackson, was used for this production
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.
Reviews
The radio performance is analysed in detail in Dermott Rattigan’s production analysis of four King Lear broadcasts in Theatre of Sound: Radio and the Dramatic Imagination (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2002), pp. 223 ff.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Renaissance Theatre Company

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.ca

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